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 Public Internet Access and WIFI

 

The Wetumpka Public Library has twelve computers for public use with Internet access.  In order to use a computer you must have either a Library Card or an Internet card.  Computer use is free.  Printing is $.25 a page black and white and $.50 a page color.  We do not have earphones but you are welcome to bring your own!

The library also has Wi-fi access. An access code is required and may be obtained at either the circulation or reference desk.

Using a computer indicates that you are familiar with and agree to our Public Access Internet Rules.  A copy of these rules follows:

PUBLIC INTERNET USE RULES AND PROCEDURES

THE INTERNET IS AN UNREGULATED SOURCE OF INFORMATION IN WRITTEN AND GRAPHIC FORM

1.       Users sign-in each time to use the Internet workstations by entering their Wetumpka Public Library patron number.  Non-patrons may be assigned temporary access numbers. Access to the Internet is limited to one hour per day, including time to copy and/or print.  Time is on a first come basis.  Please plan accordingly.

2.      You will use your personal jump drives for saving your work. Documents do not permanently save on the library computers and are deleted upon logging off.  The library is not responsible for any damage to the jump drive while downloading.  CAUTION:  Although we use a virus checker on the library’s computers, this will not completely protect you from the chance of getting a virus.  Software downloaded from the Internet may contain a virus and you will need to have virus-checking software on your computer.

3.       Documents may be printed at the cost of $.25 each page for black and white and $.50 each for color.

4.       You may check and send email from your personal account, but please NO CHAT ROOMS or ADULT/MATURE SITES.  The Internet and its available resources may contain material of a controversial nature.  Parents/guardians/caregivers are reminded that they are responsible for their child’s use of the Internet through library connections.

5.       Users may not use the library’s computers to make unauthorized entry into any other computer or network.

6.       Users may not disrupt or interfere with other computer or network users, services or equipment.  Intentional misuse of the computer or Internet access will result in the suspension of Internet privileges.

7.       Children under the age of 18 who wish to use the Internet must have consent on file from a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians/caregivers who wish to restrict the access of their own children should oversee their use of the Internet.

8.       In offering Internet access, the library system cannot guarantee that the information found through the Internet is accurate, authoritative, or factual; nor can the library systems control access points, which change rapidly and unpredictably.

9.       If you feel that the information you have obtained via the Internet is inaccurate or offensive, we suggest that you contact the original producer/distributor of that information.

10.    Library staff may be able to help you with basic computer use and startup procedures, but we cannot provide information on software. In addition, library staff cannot fill out any forms or applications for a patron.  If you have never used computers or have specific questions about the Internet, reference books and user guides are available.

11.    In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) the Library subscribes to a filtering service, which is found on all workstations in the library. This filtering service aids the Library’s efforts to limit minors’ access and exposure to inappropriate, harmful, and illegal matter on the Internet by preventing access to pornographic or obscene materials. However, no filtering service is completely effective and can on occasion overblock certain websites. Librarians are trained to provide searches for legitimate information that may be blocked, and can provide access to unavailable sites that meet the standards of the Library’s Internet Use Policy.

12.    Anyone failing to observe the Internet rules will not be allowed access to the Library’s Internet system for 6 months.  A second infraction will result in permanent loss of access.

 

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